12 Ways To Strengthen Your Visitors Trust In You

Written by Ken Hill

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7. Let your visitors know of any awards your product or business has won.

8. Answer all of your visitors emails as quickly as possible.

Nothing will cost you your visitor's trust quicker than an unanswered email. Onrepparttar other hand, being friendly and helpful will go along way in building up trust and rapport with your visitors.

9. Become a member of online business associations. Most associations will let you put their logo on your site which will enhance your reputation as well as that of your product to your visitors.

10. Offer your visitors a money back guarantee. This will show your visitors that you stand behindrepparttar 117277 quality of your products, and assure them that they have nothing to lose by purchasing from you.

11. Offer your visitors samples of your products, a trial version of your software, or let them readrepparttar 117278 first couple of chapters of your info product.

12. Get recommendations from your visitors by placing tell-a- friend forms on your site.

Using tell-a-friend form to direct new visitors to your site isrepparttar 117279 equivalent of word of mouth advertising which is very powerful.

Your visitors that come to your site because of these recommendations will be much more willing to trust you and be interested in what you have to say.

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Landscape Techniques - Lawn Aeration

Written by Henry Thompson

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If you have a severely damaged lawn or a lawn area that undergoes heavy and frequent use you might consider aerating these areas several times throughoutrepparttar year. Remember, aeration does damagerepparttar 117276 grass, so aerate "lightly" by using a slightly wider tine spacing or only one pass.

An aerator that pulls plugs is more effective than one that simply pokes holes. An aerator that pokes holes can further compactrepparttar 117277 soil. Soil compaction decreaserepparttar 117278 available air torepparttar 117279 grass roots and causes excess irrigation run off. Either removerepparttar 117280 plugs or break them up (use a mulching lawn mower or closerepparttar 117281 catcher chute on a standard mower). Always apply any amendment immediately to achieve maximum penetration ofrepparttar 117282 amendments intorepparttar 117283 soil. The holes have a tendency to collapse especially if pedestrian traffic is difficult to keep off.

Contractor equipment varies from dedicated aerators that pull plugs to rototiller add-ons that simply poke holes. As discussed, pulling plugs is better. You will also findrepparttar 117284 dedicated aerator to be easier and more efficient to use.

Aeration is also a way for many landscape maintenance contractors, gardeners, and garden centers to make more money. Most offerrepparttar 117285 service to their customers as an additional service. Pricing and costs will vary. Some charge byrepparttar 117286 square foot, others byrepparttar 117287 job. The average price in Southern California is about $45.00 per 1,000 square feet for owner occupied single family residences. Other large landscape maintenance contractors offer aeration as part ofrepparttar 117288 contracted service, especially for large residential communities whererepparttar 117289 single billing cost for aeration could be prohibitive. They calculaterepparttar 117290 cost of aerating and divide repparttar 117291 result byrepparttar 117292 term ofrepparttar 117293 contract (usually one year, 12 months) thus chargingrepparttar 117294 customer a portion (1/12th) ofrepparttar 117295 total cost each month. This makesrepparttar 117296 service affordable torepparttar 117297 homeowner association or property management company and brings in more money torepparttar 117298 contractor. The same technique could also be used by smaller lawn maintenance and gardening companies.

Aeration should be part of your grounds maintenance and irrigation service. Its an inexpensive way to improve your customers lawns and make more money. It also makes it easier to get those yearly increases in fees and keep customers longer. Happy customers pay much better than dissatisfied customers. Aerating really can make a big difference inrepparttar 117299 appearance of your customer's lawns! Competition inrepparttar 117300 Green Industry is strong and added services like aeration will help to put you out in front of your competitors.


Aboutrepparttar 117301 Author:

Henry Thompson is a Contributing Writer for ProGardenBiz Magazine, an online magazine for professional gardeners and landscape contractors. Visit ProGardenBiz to find out how you can get a free subscription, start-up guidance, business ideas and inspiration at http://www.progardenbiz.com. __________________________________________

You have permission to publish this article electronically or in print, free of charge, as long asrepparttar 117302 bylines are included. Must be published complete with no changes. A courtesy copy of your publication would be appreciated.

Henry Thompson is a Contributing Writer for ProGardenBiz Magazine, an online magazine for professional gardeners and landscape contractors.

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